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Old 06-14-2013, 05:59 PM   #77551
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+1. Gel is fine for a wheelchair pad or to prevent bedsores, but I will never have it in a saddle again. Gel has a really high heat capacity compared to foam, so it soaks up the heat from the sun and holds it. When you come back to the bike you burn your butt. Seriously - I'm talking painful amounts of heat. Rolling down the interstate hovering out of the saddle for 10 minutes trying to get it to cool off. OUCH!! So you either carry around a cover for the seat, always park in the shade, or deal with it. Oh - and in the winter it has the opposite problem .... brrrr !!
You're right about gel and heat. It gets warm from body heat too. There's no "breathing" to it. Same with gel bicycle seats. It doesn't get that hot in Pennsylvania mountains, so it works for me. As I said though, I prefer the Sargent.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:19 PM   #77552
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I am pretty sure the DR I recently bought has a short stand, but I don't have one to compare it to. How can I know? It's a lighter color gray than the rest of the frame. Bike is fairly new, but was on consignment at a local shop, and they didn't know much about it. I put the rear suspension back to stock height, and the forks back down as well, and it's just the kickstand I think is strange now.

If any local riders want to trade, let's get together. Otherwise, I would consider trading with someone farther away, but I use this bike to commute, so local is better.

How long is it supposed to be, and from where do I measure?

Also, the former owner had the bolt on foot put on backwards, and it was rubbing pretty bad on the swingarm. It took me a week to figure out what was going on. Sheesh.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:33 PM   #77553
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I am pretty sure the DR I recently bought has a short stand, but I don't have one to compare it to. How can I know? It's a lighter color gray than the rest of the frame. Bike is fairly new, but was on consignment at a local shop, and they didn't know much about it. I put the rear suspension back to stock height, and the forks back down as well, and it's just the kickstand I think is strange now.

If any local riders want to trade, let's get together. Otherwise, I would consider trading with someone farther away, but I use this bike to commute, so local is better.

How long is it supposed to be, and from where do I measure?

Also, the former owner had the bolt on foot put on backwards, and it was rubbing pretty bad on the swingarm. It took me a week to figure out what was going on. Sheesh.
Mine is stock height with a heavy rear spring, and I had to cut 1/2" off my stock length side stand so the bike would lean enough to not fall over, I believe others have also cut the stock sidestand shorter. When the bike is fully loaded it sags
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:01 PM   #77554
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I am pretty sure the DR I recently bought has a short stand, but I don't have one to compare it to. How can I know? It's a lighter color gray than the rest of the frame. Bike is fairly new, but was on consignment at a local shop, and they didn't know much about it. I put the rear suspension back to stock height, and the forks back down as well, and it's just the kickstand I think is strange now.

If any local riders want to trade, let's get together. Otherwise, I would consider trading with someone farther away, but I use this bike to commute, so local is better.

How long is it supposed to be, and from where do I measure?

Also, the former owner had the bolt on foot put on backwards, and it was rubbing pretty bad on the swingarm. It took me a week to figure out what was going on. Sheesh.
From Zuki, the stock height side stand is black and the one for a lowered suspension is gray. BUT, anyone could have painted it.

Mine is 12-3/4" from the bolt centerline to the heel of the stand. It's the stock, standard height..
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:23 PM   #77555
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I cut my stock stand down I think 3/4", and it will work with the rear suspension lowered (the other linkage hole) and the forks slid up about an inch. It also still works with the stock height. Not optimum on either, but works fine, and I can go back and forth if I want (wifey rides it now and then).
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:29 PM   #77556
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And to address the recent seat questions/comments,

I bought a Sargent right when they came out, was on the waiting list actually.

Probably have 15,000 miles on mine.

Still love it. I don't think I can wear it out.

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Old 06-14-2013, 07:48 PM   #77557
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And to address the recent seat questions/comments,

I bought a Sargent right when they came out, was on the waiting list actually.

Probably have 15,000 miles on mine.

Still love it. I don't think I can wear it out.

I don't know why but that pic cracks me up. Laundry day?

I have a Corbin with 20k + (switched to a vapor...lost track) and every time I ride think to myself money well spent!
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:55 PM   #77558
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Dumbass me.....bought the stock pattern Highway Dirtbikes top clamp when I have the pro-taper bottom clamps for the Contour fat-bars.

Duh--the pattern is more like 112 mm......any experience with this?
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:03 PM   #77559
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Ok so I'm making progress...

I got the BBQ rack and DirtBagz pannier frames installed today. The various bolts I needed were easily found at my favorite hardware store. They had plenty of SS metric fasteners in stock.

The hand holds on the rear fender are now buried by the new hardware and now serve no purpose other than to provide a mounting for my stock tail lights. I'm ok with the stock lights but wish to eliminate the grab bars.

The BBQ rack has a pair of vertical support rods to which I could attach clamps.

Before I reinvent the wheel...what have you guys used for this?
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:16 PM   #77560
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And to address the recent seat questions/comments,

I bought a Sargent right when they came out, was on the waiting list actually.

Probably have 15,000 miles on mine.

Still love it. I don't think I can wear it out.

That's one way to clean your Sox. Or keep them from smelling up the rest of you dirty clothes.
Buy the way I also have a Sargent seat. And. I love it. More comfertable then my old Corbin seat that. I had.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:37 PM   #77561
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My modded Corbin is working well after 120,000km. Heavy but comfortable.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:37 PM   #77562
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Dumbass me.....bought the stock pattern Highway Dirtbikes top clamp when I have the pro-taper bottom clamps for the Contour fat-bars.

Duh--the pattern is more like 112 mm......any experience with this?
send them back Bill,,,those guys are the BEST customer sdervice and they make good products
hand guards and mirrors too?dumped my key switch too with their stuff
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:42 PM   #77563
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Ok so I'm making progress...

The BBQ rack has a pair of vertical support rods to which I could attach clamps.

Before I reinvent the wheel...what have you guys used for this?
I took a piece of steel and made a shallow wide u and welded it to my rack then lights get tucked in nice and tight, they no longer stick out past the width of the rack so they are protected and I hope they will last longer.. I will find out if I fall over .. wait i should say WHEN I fall over in the woods

I will try to shoot a video of the mods I have made to my Wandering Buffalo.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:54 AM   #77564
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Also, the former owner had the bolt on foot put on backwards, and it was rubbing pretty bad on the swingarm.
Bolt on foot? Mine is welded. Maybe an aftermarket or custom piece?
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:00 AM   #77565
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...switched to a vapor...lost track...
FYI, its possible to reset the Vapor odometer to whatever you want.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/716...por-odo-reset/
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